Government Executive : Vol. 43 No. 13 (11/1/11)
November 1, 2011
A Thousand Cuts
President Obama's war on waste won't make much of a dent in the deficit. But can it still make a difference?
By Joseph Marks
The Greenhouse Effect
EPA wins a long-fought battle over industry fuel standards, but hits roadblocks on other environmental regulations.
By William Matthews
Artifacts on ICE, outbreak outtakes, schooling execs.
Hatching a New Plan
Reform of the 72-year-old law that restricts certain political activities by government workers has been slow in coming. By Kellie Lunney
More businesses want access to classified information about threats to vital networks. By Aliya Sternstein
Patent law is redesigned to tackle a mounting backlog and streamline applications. By Charles S. Clark
ADVICE AND COMMENT
The Person in the Mirror
Self-confidence can make the difference between a manager and a leader. By Elizabeth Newell
The Waiting Game
Now is the time to get out in front of budget cuts. By Janet Hale
Follow The Money
Financial intelligence is one of the strongest weapons against terrorist and drug networks, but agencies must keep up with the changing threat. By John A. Cassara
Open Without Shame
The stimulus program's transparency avoided all but one big scandal. By Timothy B. Clark
Down on the Levee
New app fine-tunes flood damage assessments for Ted Streckfuss and the Army Corps' Omaha District. By Joseph Marks
Twitter and revolutions, cloud watching and licensing agreements.
The Energy Department taps outside assessment of long-range IT needs to decide which data centers to close. By Adam Stone
November 1, 2011